After weeks of deciding between this and the Canon A3000IS, I eventually went for the Lumix. Its a great looking camera, very sleek and cool. The display is big and displays in true colour.
Build quality is good although I was expecting this to be a full metal body but its just front thats metal.
Picture quality is very impressive and handles low light environments very well - Probably due to a decent Leica Lens combining with Panasonics CCD technology. A nice selection of resolutions to choose from (I'm currently using 5mp).
Movie quality is great and is captured in 640 x480 30fps.
There are a couple things that could be better. On/Off is controlled by a traditional switch rather that a button or a spring assisted slider switch. This is the same with selecting between capture and playback. Another minor issue is that when you select movie mode it does not revert back when camera is powered off.
Overall extremely happy with the performance for the price. However like the previous reviewer the item came in a plastic bag which doesn't seem adequate enough for such item....sort it out Play!